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2/22/2017 3:16:31 PM
  Ordering Your Burger At A Kiosk
By srpatterson


Dublin based burger chain Wendy's has discovered that customers like to use kiosks to order their food. After experimenting with kiosks last year, the company plans to have them in place in up to 1,000 restaurants later this year, about ten percent at company owned restaurants.

The average store will be given three kiosks, which save on staffing costs and provide younger customers with a more interactive dining experience. Customers who prefer to order at the counter can still do so, pointed out Wendy's chief information officer David Trimm.

Wendy's, along with the rest of the fast food industry, have realized that automated ordering of food is the way of the future, partly to offset 5 percent wage inflation from last year. Ordering food from kiosks also guarantees that orders are always accurate; the use of kiosks also means that lines at Wendy's restaurants move more quickly, especially during the busy lunch time and dinner periods.

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2/13/2017 2:16:32 PM
  Results Of 2017 Most Hated Companies Lists
By srpatterson


The 2017 List of Most Hated Companies in the U.S.

Unfortunately, there is a lot of hate out there, and the top 11 of the most hated companies in America this year are the recipients of a whopping 23 percent of global hatred felt toward corporations. It isn't possible to post something about one of these companies on an online forum without a barrage of hate-filled replies calling you evil and saying you are part of their over-priced, lousy service, kitten-hating corporations.

Customer service is probably one of the biggest players in a customer's perception of a company and whether they grow to hate that company. Nothing can make a customer more hateful than being put on hold for twenty minutes listening to music they also hate. This leads to why cable companies are so well represented in the top most hated companies in America in 2017. These are the companies almost everyone has to call up sometime.

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American International Group, Inc. (AIG)

Sep 12 2008

American International Group, Inc. (AIG)

Shares of American International Group (NYSE:AIG) fell roughly 31% today as investors continue to worry about other financial institutions that might file for bankruptcy protection due to a lack of credit available in the market. Companies investors are worried most about include Lehman Brothers (NYSE:LEH), down 13.5%, which is shopping for a buyer this weekend, Washington Mutual (NYSE:WM), down 3.5%,  which has similar credit issues due to mortgages that it currently holds as Lehman and AIG, and Merrill Lynch (NYSE:MER), down 12.25%, for the same stated earlier reasons.

By Steve Patterson

AIG Looking Hard for Capital

            AIG has been hunting for a liquidity infusion to support its current outstanding debt while the stock is being driven lower everyday that there is not a plan in place. One fear of the company is a downgrade of its debt which would make survival even more difficult. The company has guaranteed billions in home loan instruments that are no longer of decent value and the losses on these insured assets could sink the organization.

Standard & Poor’s CreditWatch

            The rating agency Standard & Poor’s (S&P) placed AIG on CreditWatch after the close of the trading day on Friday. This could lead to the debt downgrade that the company has feared. After discussions with the management of the company S&P will make its judgment.

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